Wednesday, April 20, 2005

I'm such a Potterhead...

Quote of the Day: "If you were looking for the opportune moment, that was it."--Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Carribean

And no, not Pothead, POTTER-HEAD. How so? I am one of those adults who has a silly preoccupation with all things Harry Potter. Ah, the days when I was blissfully unaware. I used to scoff at anyone who had their nose buried in a HP book. "I'm not into witches and wizards and unicorn stuff" I'd say. (I guess you could say I was definitely as Dursley-ish as I could be.)
Then, one day, bored to tears, I picked up HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE, and began to read.
I was aghast. It was pure magic. I was hopelessly hooked. I read the first one in a few days, then the second, then the third, and by that point, was chomping at the bit by the time the fourth one came out.
I even got my Hubby, of all people, addicted to the adventures of the boy wizard with the lightning-bolt scar. And my hubby is one of the most businesslike, pragmatic people I know. Let's just say that I'm tempted to buy two copies of HALF-BLOOD PRINCE because he's threatening to grab it from me and read it first. (I told him I'd let him only if he could read it in ONE day, and he said he could).
So why am I lamenting? Because there's still 86 Days, 16 Hours, 6 Minutes and 9 Seconds until the Sixth Harry Potter book comes out, according to my "countdown desktop" I downloaded a week ago. You can get it here.
But be warned, once you download it, if you click on the picture of the HBP cover, you'll be taken to the Scholastic website for Harry Potter, and you might be tempted to play the Wizard Challenge, and you might actually waste lots and lots of time trying to answer the questions correctly, because it's so much dang fun. Consider yourself Warned!!!
I've often wondered why am I so enchanted by J.K. Rowling's work? I've boiled it down to one simple fact: Her Imagination. I write Young Adult novels, and I am in constant awe of the sheer scope of the world she has created. That's something I can only aspire to do.

...Speaking of aspiring, my novel is STILL with a big publisher right now, and I'm beginning to get that little "haven't heard from them and starting to get freaked out" Nervousness Bug.
(I suspect that means the rejection will be emailed to me shortly.)

Great, now I'm all nervous again. UGH.


Debra Young said...

Hi, Lara! Love your blog! Especially the quotes. I'm at work and I've already got a grin on my face from reading you. Thanks! D:)(PS: Oh yeah...I pooh-poohed HP until I finally read the first book. Now I'm w-a-i-t-i-n-g for my reserved copy of the new one.)

B. K. Birch said...

Yep, I hear ya! I'm going to download the counter and reread The Order of the Phoenix just to get everything "fresh" again.

Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!